David Turley

David Turley’s proposal centres on a ‘Men of the Trees Forestry Diary’ from 1947, unearthed at an auction in Australia, which documents the daily life of a man planting trees in Orlestone Forest outside Ashford, Kent. Turley hopes to engage with the social and cultural events described in the notebook’s pages, exploring the potential for site engagement through its specific historical narrative. Born in Australia, Turley moved to London in 2011 after completing an MA in Art in Public Space at RMIT, Melbourne. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in London, and his work is held in private collections in Australia, Japan and the UK.